Kingsland Garden Club

Yantis Lakeside Gardens

Living and Gardening in the

Beautiful Texas Hill Country


Kingsland Garden Club
Celebrating 58 Years in the Highland Lakes Area 
The Kingsland Garden Club was organized in 1961 and is a member of the Texas and National Garden Clubs. We meet on the first Friday of each month from September to May. We have several programs during the year when we invite the public to join us for interesting and informative programs.
Kingsland Garden Club Officers:                            
Co-President - Susan Berglund Nye
                         Sherry Robitson

Vice President - Diane Langley
2nd Vice President - Nancy Bardouche 
Secretary - Linda Poerner  

                        Treasurer - Carolyn Lange
                  Past President - Sheryl Yantis  
                   Webmaster - Robert Yantis
Next meeting for members:
March 6, 2020
Next Public Program:
March 6, 2020
For more information about the Kingsland Garden Club or to be notified of our programs you can email us or call (325) 388-8849
2019- 2020 Public Programsat 1:00 pm at the Kingsland Library,
 125 W. Polk St.:
Meetings and programs starts at 1:00 p.m.

September 6th - Brian Fraus, owner of Texas Big Worm in Bertram, will be speaking about vermicompost and vermiculture on Friday, September 6th. Vermiculture is the processes of raising worms, and vermicomposting is the use of worms to break down (or compost) organic matter. Texas Big Worm diverts waste from landfills, food scraps, spent beer, grains, grass clippings, coffee grinds, wood chips, etc…  These items are composted and fed to worms.  He and his wife also run the TX Big Worm Pumpkin Patch in October.

You are invited to this free program presented by the Kingsland Garden Club at the Kingsland Library, 125 W. Polk. The public is invited to the meeting and program which starts at 1:00 PM on  Friday September 6th        

Hostesses: Diane Langley, Carolyn Lange
    Nancy Bardouche, & Susan Nye

October, November and December - Members and Invited Guests Only

January 10th, 2020 -  "Ask an Expert"

Kingsland Garden Club Members:

Kitty Rawlings, Sheryl Yantis, Lavona Fry,

Sherry Robitson, Keith Atwood

Come to the meeting with your gardening questions and stump the experts.

Hostesses: Susan Nye & Terri Enloe

February 7, 2020 - “Culinary Lavender- Lavender in the Kitchen” with Tasha Brieger,  Owner, Hill Country Lavender

Blanco native Tasha Brieger Corradini, purchased Hill Country Lavender in 2005 from the original owners Robb and Jeannie Kendrick. Tasha started with the farm in 2000 and continue to help grow and run the business to this day. Hill Country Lavender is nestled in a small valley in the shadow of the highest point in Texas east of US Highway 281. Distant vistas and amazing views of the undulating landscape and beautiful live oaks of the iconic Texas Hill Country highlight the drive to our fields, but it’s the close-up view that is most stunning. More than 2,000 lavender plants spread across two fields of neat rows on two and a half acres in Blanco County. At its farm stand store and on its Website, Hill Country Lavender offers more than 70 lavender-related products for sale, including many varieties of soap, sachets, lavender oil, linen spray, lavender bubble bath, eye pillows and a variety of lavender-growing publications.


For the talk she will give a brief intro on Hill Country Lavender, a quick overview on how you grow lavender and then will focus on culinary lavender and how you can use it. 

Hostesses: Lois Farris, Linda Poerner, Nancy Bardouche

Friday, March 6th, - Mike Sturdivant from Sam's Dam Nursery will be speaking on "Tree Planting in the Hill Country." Join us for this free program presented by the Kingsland Garden Club at the Kingsland Library, 125 W. Polk. The public is invited to the meeting and program which starts at 1:00 PM. 

Friday, April, 3rd - “African Violets 101"- Glenda Williams , Owner, Glenda’s House of Violet

               President, Lone Star African Violet Council

              Officer, African Violet Society of America

              How to care for an old-fashioned favorite

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Presented by Glenda Williams who is a native Texan and gardening enthusiast living on a small farm in McDade – a quaint rural community near Austin, Texas. In her young years, her family lived off of the land so her earliest memories are growing up playing and working in the garden with her parents. She has grown African Violets and Gesneriads since the 1970's taking temporary sabbaticals for higher education, a professional career, motherhood, aging parents, and grand parenting. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology from the University of Houston with 42 years in the Information Technology industry and retired in August 2016 after 26 years of service with the State of Texas. She has a small business “Glenda’s House of Violets” in McDade, Tx specializing in African violets and other gesneriads.

.Hostesses: Noveleen Parker, Sue Kersey

Saturday April 11, 2020 - Kingsland Garden Club Plant Sale/Lion’s Pancake Breakfast

7:00 AM until 12:00 PM

Support the Kingsland Garden Club’s Annual Fundraising Plant Sale

And Support the Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast

May - Members and Invited Guests Only

Club Members and invited guests only events:

October - Air Plants

November - Holiday Wreaths

December - Christmas Luncheon 

May - May Potluck Brunch

Kingsland Garden Club Activities
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Images from our May Garden Tour and Luncheon
Photos courtesy of Sue Kersey